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Boon Docker

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Posted: 09/21/22 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nickthehunter wrote:

The positions are labeled the same, but the colors are all different; hence you would be putting the wrong color wire on the terminal.


I stand corrected on the color code.
The chart on Etrailer's website is the same as the one Bucky posted. Could Etrailer be wrong?

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Posted: 09/21/22 03:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

The positions are labeled the same, but the colors are all different; hence you would be putting the wrong color wire on the terminal.


I stand corrected on the color code.
The chart on Etrailer's website is the same as the one Bucky posted. Could Etrailer be wrong?

Etrailer Link


There are 2 different versions of a 7 way Bargman. I posted the CORRECT one for RV's. I have no idea what the other version is used on. Also, 4 way flat(utility and boat trailers), the Yellow IS Left and the BROWN is Clearance and the GREEN is right. But when people try to update their 4 way flat to a 7 way, they use the wrong colors on the pins. Over the years it always seemed to be CW and U haul that screwed this up when wiring vehicles. Doug

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Posted: 09/21/22 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

Boon Docker wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

The positions are labeled the same, but the colors are all different; hence you would be putting the wrong color wire on the terminal.


I stand corrected on the color code.
The chart on Etrailer's website is the same as the one Bucky posted. Could Etrailer be wrong?

Etrailer Link


There are 2 different versions of a 7 way Bargman. I posted the CORRECT one for RV's. I have no idea what the other version is used on. Also, 4 way flat(utility and boat trailers), the Yellow IS Left and the BROWN is Clearance and the GREEN is right. But when people try to update their 4 way flat to a 7 way, they use the wrong colors on the pins. Over the years it always seemed to be CW and U haul that screwed this up when wiring vehicles. Doug


Good to know what is correct. Thanks for the update.

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Posted: 09/22/22 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

The positions are labeled the same, but the colors are all different; hence you would be putting the wrong color wire on the terminal.


I stand corrected on the color code.
The chart on Etrailer's website is the same as the one Bucky posted. Could Etrailer be wrong?

Etrailer Link

The chart shows what they call “traditional”. Scroll down to the diagrams of the plugs and they show both traditional and RV colors. Personally, traditional makes more sense because it extends the 4-6 pin color scheme and better matches the heavy duty one. I don’t know who thought up the RV color codes. Nevertheless it is what it is and knowing what you’re working with is the most important thing.

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dmussell56 wrote:

I have no issues with cutting holes in the walls of my house to diagnose any issue because I know how ti fix it.

After learning what wires were what and figuring out how to pop off the tail light assembly, I looked at the right one first and it was wired properly. Brown wire (RT) to the red lead.

I take off the left tail light and what do I find? The installer had coupled the red wire (LT) AND the brown wire (RT) together and connected that to the red lead. That explains why both light blinked when either was turned on. Right or left, each was always getting power. Cut the red wires and into a separate connector and it works perfect.

When I started the topic I had no clue about any of this, and you people educated me to the point where I had the knowledge to recognize how it was ****** up when it left the factory.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. If we are ever in the same campsite, I will offer you a beer!!

Unbelievable that it could go out the door like that but it’s awesome that you figured it out and are more knowledgeable for the “next time”.

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